Curvolaimus wieseri   Timm,  1961 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Order:Enoplida
Family:Oncholaimidae

Description
Size: Male 1.6mm; Female 1.8mm

Cuticle smooth and faintly striated. Head diameter 10µm. Stoma cylindrical, 14µm deep with curved ends and lightly seletorized walls. Teeth lacking. Six lips prominent, each with a tiny seta. Cepahlic setae absent. Amphid distinct, cup shaped, 0.5 head diameter wide and situated 10µm from the anterior end. Oesophageal base expanded posteriorly without a distinct valve. Nerve ring 42%. Excretory ampula present with pore opening 4µm below oesophageal base. Tail conical-cylindrical with slightly swollen tip and 5-6 anal diameters long. Spicule in male short, cephalated and 12µm long. Gubernaculum indistinct.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Guptapara (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Guptapara (Lat: 11) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Guptapara INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Junglighat INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, GC (1986) Meiofauna of the Mangrove sediments in South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 2(2) 23-32 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • Rao, GC (1987) Meiofauna of the Marine National Park, South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 3(2) 88-97 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1989) On some free living marine nematodes of the Bay Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(1) 1-22 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1989) Ecology of the meiofauna of sand and mud flats around Port Blair Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(2) 99-107 Available at - NIO, Goa

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